Cassandra: Randall I'm making a fitness game!
Randall: that's cool!
Cassandra: I was wondering if with your graphic design skills you could make me a little character to use in the game. Then the character could also be the mascot for my business.
Randall: sure, what would you like it to look like?
Cassandra: Well, I like the shoes and safari hat you sketched, but here's where it gets tricky. I want everyone to be able to see themselves in the character. I believe fitness is for everyone so the character must look like it could be anyone. Athletes come in all shapes and sizes so it cannot have a body type. Anyone can improve and get better at the sport or physical activity of their choice, so the character cannot have a gender age, or ethnicity either.
Randall: (long pause as he thinks.) Okay. Let me sketch some things and get back to you.
After some trial and error and a few drafts the Fitling was made! The Fitling has a safari hat because the fitling is Adventurous! Ready to explore New movements, New exercises, and New athletics. The Fitling has the sneakers because it’s always ready for physical activity and Athletics! But more importantly, to me anyway, the fitling does not have a body type, ethnicity, age, or gender. No matter what body type you are or wish to be you can be an athletic adventurer! No matter your gender, age, or ethnicity you can find your favorite athletic adventure! I’ve been told the fitling is cute! But very simple as if it’s made for kids only. So I wanted to share the story behind how the fitling was made. Athletic Adventuring is for people of all ages, 0 to infinity! You are never too young or too old to start exploring how movement works for you. Welcome to Athletic Adventuring! Please join me if you are, or would like to be, adventurous in spirit, capable in body, at any age!